ROSENBERG, Texas – Rosenberg police arrested two students at B.F. Terry High School after a fight involving dozens of students, several officers and school staff broke out and spread throughout the first floor.
Rosenberg police say several students suffered minor injuries and one officer was injured in the hand after slamming into a glass display case while trying to detain a student.
"The first part of lunch is just chaos. Teachers are involved, (and) the police. It's crazy in there," said student Jose Garcia.
Cellphone videos show students hitting each other, seemingly at random, in different hallways and in the cafeteria and show faculty and officers struggling to control the situation.
Rosenberg police said the overwhelmed school resource officer called for backup and several officers responded to assist.
"I was pretty scared because there were even more fights, again and again and again," Garcia said.
In a video that has gone viral, a student can be seen defending himself against as many as three people. Another video shows chaos in what appears to be the cafeteria as people try to move away from one of the fights.
Officials at the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District said in a written statement that students and staff were safe, but the school was in a hold mode.
"During a hold, students remain in their classrooms and instruction continues as normal," the statement read. "Dismissal may be delayed today due to a staggered release. Walkers will be released first, then car riders and finally bus riders."
Police said they are reviewing school surveillance videos of the fights, and more arrests are possible.